Salt Lake and Other Utah Cities Used Most of a $10 Million Homeless Services Fund to Hire Cops
Co-published with Salt Lake City Weekly. What does it mean to have police "dedicated to homeless response"?
Why Did a Man Starve to Death in an Arkansas Jail?
Co-published with Truthdig. It was a failure of the system because he shouldn't have even been there.
The Story of Baby O—and the Case That Could Gut Native Sovereignty
Co-published with The Nation. Baby O’s case is at the center of a lawsuit to bring down the Indian Child Welfare Act. But far from proving ICWA should …
Co-published with Salt Lake City Weekly. How to get an eviction off your record in Utah.
Alabama Takes From the Poor and Gives to the Rich
Co-published with The New York Times. Fines and fees trap people in a kind of penury from which they may never escape.
Easy Money: How Counties Are Funneling Covid Relief Funds Into New Jails
Co-published with The Nation. Counties aren’t supposed to use Covid funds to build jails and prisons—but that hasn’t stopped some of them from trying to do it …
Police Departments Spend Vast Sums of Money Creating ‘Copaganda’
Co-published with Jacobin. Police departments spend tens of millions of dollars every year to manipulate the news, flooding the discourse with “copaganda.”
Murder on the River
Co-published with Salt Lake City Weekly. Critics say a lack of trust between police and the homeless community is to blame for an unsolved homicide in Utah.
When Innocence Isn’t Enough
Co-published with The New Republic. Christopher Dunn has spent more than 30 years in prison for a murder he and others say he didn’t commit. The state of …
I was wrongly detained at the border. It’s part of a larger problem.
Co-published with The Washington Post. It shouldn’t be so hard to differentiate between law-abiding U.S. citizens and wanted criminals.
Co-published with FRONTLINE. The investigation of a murder that took place 50 years ago uncovers an untold story of the civil rights movement and Black resistance to racist …
How Crime Stoppers Hotlines Encourage Sketchy Tips and Hurt Poor Defendants
Co-published with The New Republic. Crime Stoppers’ role in shaping policy and public perception on criminal justice has received little scrutiny.